Pease International Tradeport Site
Approximately 8,000 people work at or frequent the Pease International Tradeport. There are also two daycare centers located on the site. In May 2014, drinking water wells that supply the Pease International Tradeport were sampled. The Haven Well, one of three wells that serves the Pease International Tradeport, and the New Hampshire Air National Guard base at Pease, showed elevated levels of the unregulated contaminant perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS). How long PFOS may have been present in this well is not clear. The well has been taken off line. The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services asked the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) to help evaluate possible follow-up actions.
Pease Feasibility AssessmentCdc-pdf [PDF -1MB]
ATSDR staff will hold public availability sessions to discuss the report’s findings and recommendations with Pease International Tradeport workers and parents of children who attended the childcare centers. It will also provide the community with an opportunity to speak with ATSDR scientists.
April 16, 2019
Great Bay Community College
4th Floor, Room 422
320 Corporate Drive
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Members of the community and interested individuals can stop by anytime during these hours:
- 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.,
- 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m., or
- 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Interested in learning more about ATSDR activities at the Pease International Tradeport Site? Join us for the next CAP meeting. Click here for more information about the CAP.
June 4, 2019
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
222 International Drive
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Conference Room A
Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are a large group of man-made chemicals that have been used in industry and consumer products worldwide since the 1950s.
- PFAS Fact SheetCdc-pdf[PDF – 60 KB]
- ToxFAQs™ for Perfluoroalkyls
- ToxGuide™ for Perfluoroalkyls Cdc-pdf[PDF – 124 KB]
- Toxicological Profile for Perfluoroalkyls
- Fact Sheet
- Media Announcement
- Public Health Consultation
- New! Report for Public Comment (4/1/19) – Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Pease Public Water System in Portsmouth, Newington, and Greenland, New HampshireCdc-pdf
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services